Concierge.com's insider take:
This quiet fishing village just north of Rodney Bay undergoes a radical metamorphosis each Friday night for Gros Islet Night—a jump-up that half the island seems to attend, tourists and residents alike. What's a jump-up? A party where you just can't help but jump up to dance! Several blocks are closed to car traffic, speakers blare soca and Caribbean music, and street vendors sell food and drinks. Things usually get grooving around 9 p.m. and last until after midnight.